Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Have Spread My Dreams Under Your Feet

My dreams are off the hook. They are convoluted, twisted and random, and never was that fact more true than last night.

Follow along with me here.

I dreamt that I was Jon Bon Jovi's teenage daughter. We were sitting on the shore of a lake together with my annoying little brother whom I don't even know since in real life I don't even have a younger brother. I watched while 'dad' and 'little bro' fished and 'dad' talked to me about my new step mom. He told me I should be nice to her and treat her with respect, and if I did, he would take me to a concert later.

So, in an effort to be nice to my new step mom, I decided to make her a pair of earrings. And oh, what a pair they were. I found some boat buttons and then fashioned waves out of blue painter's tape. I attached the tape and, voila, earrings fit for a step mom...who happened to be Penelope Cruz. My step mom then burst forth from the little lifeguard building on the shore and started walking toward us in a white swimming suit. I think David Hasselhoff was running next to her and waving.

But then all of the sudden I was sitting at Lindsay Beal's mom's kitchen table and her mom was helping me whittle hoops out of a piece of wood with my fingernails.

And then all of the sudden I was at a Wal Mart in Newton, Utah where they don't even have a grocery store in real life and my mom and I were shopping for packing tape to mail a teensy box that said "Laptop" on it to my sister-in-law, Brenda, who lives just south of Salt Lake.

We packaged up tiny laptop and went to the drive-through post office that was in the Wal Mart parking lot (kind of like the gas station in the Costco parking lot) only we went through it backwards and when an elderly couple came in the right way we were almost in a head on collision with them at five miles an hour. So I got ticked and laid on my horn and scared the little elderly couple and suddenly my SUV turned into a 1973 Cadillac and we chased the little old couple all through the town until they ran into their garage and closed it to hide. Then I chased people down in Newton cemetery until the cops came and then I drove through somebody's backyard and then I woke up.

So, there's that. Whew.

12 comments:

Kjersti said...

If I had to guess, I'd say your dream is telling you that it's your life, it's now or never. You're not gonna live forever, so you just wanna live while you're alive. It's your life, your heart is like an open highway, like Frankie said you did it your way. Little Bon Jovi joke for you. :)

Tanya said...

now i don't feel so weird...i am glad to know you have crazy dreams too!

Abby said...

Kjersti, I almost just peed my pants.

Kimba said...

I'd say...I love odd dreams. I don't dream anymore, or I don't remember them at least, because I wake up a zillion times a night to pee. It's way better than my fishing for rabbits dream.

Lloyd said...

It sounds to me like you ate a medium number 7 pizza (black olive & pepperoini) with garlic bread, and a dinner salad from Robintion's just before you went to bed. That'll do it everytime.

I love you. Dad

Leslie said...

Dang. Kjersti, whoever you are, you stole my thunder! I was going to quote the same thing. Oh well, great minds think alike.
Love the part about the grandma and grandpa hiding in their garage. Classic.

heather said...

Nut job. At least Bon Jovi was your dad and not a love interest. That is when I would start to worry.

cabenelson said...

I dream of zombies... and Gustavo

Jack & Lindsay Chang said...

WOW! Did you wake up exhausted or what?
My dreams, according to Jack, involve me giggling and smiling or gasping and jumping. I only know of two dreams that resulted in those kinds of reactions:
1. I had a baby, it was cute, and I was really happy.
2. A large spider was chasing me and I jumped of a really high diving board (you know how spiders love diving boards).
Jack, on the other hand, speaks in tongues when he is dreaming. Sometimes, I understand what he is saying, but other times it is like...mandarglish. It's really funny! I wake him up because I am shaking the bed with my laughter. The poor man.

Jack & Lindsay Chang said...

Oh, and I am sure my mom would love to whittle more wooden jewelry with you anytime you are in town!

The Kilpacks said...

Abby, love it. Josh have crazy weird dreams...especially when he has taken Nyquil. I woke up to him scraming and then growling the other night! Too funny!

Abby said...

Oh, Dad. How I WISH I had eaten a #7 from Robintino's! Or a C from Wok Lin.
Pout, Pout. For Christmas, though. Right?!